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Location address: Deutschland, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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The Schneeferner in the Bavarian Alps is Germany’s highest and largest glacier. It is located on the Zugspitzplatt, a plateau south of the country’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, that descends from west to east and forms the head of the Reintal valley. The meltwaters from the glacier seep away into the karstified plateau and surface again in the Reintal, where they feed the River Partnach. The Schneeferner is one of the northernmost glaciers in the Alps.
The Schneefernerkopf is a 2,875 metres (9,432 ft) high peak in the Zugspitze massif in the Alps. It lies at the western end of the Wetterstein chain in the Alps on the border between the German state of Bavaria and the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is the dominant mountain in the Wetterstein, especially when viewed from Ehrwald.